This course is only available to UNISON members.
Learning Disability – Overcoming Barriers for people with a learning disability to engage with Health and Social Care Services
People with a learning disability are twice as likely to access general hospitals as the general population. The reason for this contact is similar to that of the general population and can be for investigations, medical and surgical interventions and access to emergency services. In accessing these services people may face many challenges.
This workshop will highlight the difficulties which are often faced by people with a learning disability when accessing main stream services. It will suggest practical ways in which these can be overcome. The importance of effective communication to engage with an individual with a learning disability will also be discussed. This workshop is suitable for any healthcare professional who is involved in delivering care to people with a learning disability.
Tutor: Caroline O'Loughlin
Tutor's organisation: Practice Educator and Learning Disability Nurse
10:00 am - 12:30 am
Organising to Win
Bullying in a work environment can cause tremendous emotional distress as well as severely impact on people’s capacity to carry out their role. Employers have a duty of care to employees and there are a number of remedies you can pursue if you believe you are being bullied. For managers it is important to ensure that staff are enabled to work in a supportive environment which maximises their ability to contribute. Sometimes there is a blurred line between performance management and a belief by the staff member that they are being bullied. This course will explore the employer’s duty of care, what constitutes bullying, what remedies are available to someone who is experiencing it and how managers can respond pro-actively.
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